Cancer Talk

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:46am
Cancer Research & News
Results from the CheckMate 214 clinical trial show that combined therapy with two immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab and ipilimumab, can be very effective in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:30am
Cancer Support
About 70 percent of men receive their diagnosis when the disease is in its early stages. In most of those cases, the cancer tends to grow slowly and will never cause symptoms or lead to death.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:25am
Prevention & Screening
“Someone may have a really significant exposure over a short period of time or a moderate exposure over a long period of time. What we know about asbestos and diesel and silica is, the greater the dose, the greater the risk.”
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:03pm
Prevention & Screening
On a mammogram, fat looks dark grey or black whereas breast tissue looks white. That white area can be an issue because many small breast cancers also appear as white, so it’s harder to detect them in dense breasts.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:26pm
Prevention & Screening
Advancements in technology have improved screening quality while decreasing the need for additional images. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of tomosynthesis or 3D screening mammography. Since then, multiple studies have found that 3D screenings have reduced the need to recall patients for additional images up to 17 percent.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:12pm
Cancer Support
Therapy dog volunteers offer our patients a much-needed distraction from treatment-related worries. It’s always OK to walk right up to the dogs and say hello!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:48pm
Patient Stories
Weight management is by far the most personal part of my journey I’ve talked about so far. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent elated or devastated reacting to the numbers on the scale and how they are represented on my body.
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:27pm
Cancer Support

October is National Physical Therapy Month. While physical therapy (PT) is more commonly thought of in relation to athletics or orthopedics, PT plays an essential part in the recovery from cancer treatment.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:49pm
Life & Wellness
Let Halloween be your excuse to embrace your beautiful bald head. Make the most of your situation with one of these fun and easy Halloween costumes.